• DOG-FRIENDLY, BIKE-FRIENDLY, KID-

    FRIENDLY...AND OODLES OF SPACE!

    Need we say more? Oh, go on then...

     

    Heggs is a wild and unkempt 136-acre farm-turned-renaturing project located between the villages of Reeth and Langthwaite at the northern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Stretching from the wooded banks of the Arkle Beck up to the dizzying limestone heights of Fremington Edge, it's a wonderfully varied and off-the-beaten-path spot, where peace and quiet are your only company for miles.

    We're opening our site up to intrepid individuals and adventure-seeking small groups on a limited basis from May-September 2023. And better still, you'll get the rugged landscape all to yourself!

    Read on to see whether Heggs might be for you, then get in touch to save your place...

  • WHY HEGGS?

    With a life-long ambition to restore natural processes across the site, we're offering a place for no-frills campers to reconnect with mother nature authentically; in true, leave-no-trace style.

    Off-grid camping with fire pits in Reeth, Yorkshire Dales National Park

    GET BACK TO BASICS

    Unleash your inner Bear Grylls

    If you're looking for Egyptian cotton, home-cooked breakfasts and unlimited WiFi, search on. Heggs is a nearly-wild, off-grid camping experience that Mr. Grylls himself would approve of. Brush up on your survival skills and don't forget your head torch!

    Off-the-beaten-path camping site in Reeth, Yorkshire Dales National Park

    OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH

    Escape the madding crowd.

    Spanning the northern tip of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Arkengarthdale is one of the region's most beautiful yet undiscovered areas. With exclusive use of the site, you can pitch up where you like - following just a few nature-friendly guidelines - and enjoy a truly away-from-it-all escape.

    Off-grid camping accessed by foot or mountain bike in Reeth, Yorkshire Dales National Park

    HIKE OR BIKE TO THE DOOR

    Part of the adventure is getting here

    Our walk/cycle-in only location isn't for everyone. But for intrepid and relatively fit explorers, we can't imagine anything better. Bridleways and footpaths connect Heggs to the villages of both Reeth and Langthwaite, where overnight car parking is available.

    Rewilding Project in Reeth, Yorkshire Dales National Park

    CARBON NEUTRAL STAYS

    Every stay plants trees. Literally.

    All profits from camping support our collaborative nature restoration works as part of the Heggs-Castle cluster. This year's renaturing agenda includes an extensive program of Natural Flood Management works, and a new 30 Ha woodland, featuring more than 35,000 broadleaf trees and native scrub.

  • OFF-GRID CAMPING 2023

    Whether you want to be a stone's-throw away from the compost loos or hidden away on a hillside, the choice is yours. Our 136-acre site offers plenty of memorable places to pitch up. The only catch is finding somewhere flat!

  • THE HEGGS-CASTLE RENATURING PROJECT

    A collaborative approach to nature restoration and rewilding across a combined 200-acre site

    About Heggs-Castle

    Heggs joined forces with two neighbouring landowners in 2019 to form the Heggs-Castle 'cluster' - a collaborative approach to nature restoration across a combined 200-acre site. Our aim is to maximise biodiversity by restoring natural processes; thereby building more resilient ecosystems.

     

    Over the coming years and decades, we hope to:

     

    - Diversify existing tree species composition through a mix of planting and natural regeneration.

    - Repurpose unproductive farmland into effective Natural Flood Management areas that reduce peak flow.

    - Create dynamic habitats that naturally fluctuate through open space, scrub and woodland.

    - Kick-start natural processes using domestic species as surrogates for extinct species, as well as human intervention where needed.

     

    A range of events and volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year.

    Find out more and get in touch at www.heggscastlecluster.org